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Significant prolonged snow event possible across northeastern Ohio

A very cold start to the day this morning with most locations reporting temperatures of 0 to -10. A few locations were even colder.

Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Jason Warren
Forecast Map: February 28, 2014
Jason Warren

High pressure will move to the east of the area today, and southerly winds will develop this afternoon. Still, temperatures will be quite cold.

Clouds will increase this evening as a cold front approaches from the northwest. The southerly flow ahead of the front will prevent temperatures from falling too much. Some snow showers could develop toward daybreak Saturday.

The cold front will slide across the area Saturday accompanied by snow showers. Some rain could mix with the snow as temperatures just ahead of the front surge into the low to mid 30s. The front will settle to our south Saturday night, and this is where things get interesting.

Moisture and milder air will spread northward toward the area, overriding the front to our south. After a lull in the precipitation during the evening, snow will break out once again overnight and continue through Sunday. A little sleet or freezing rain could mix with the snow across the south.

By late Sunday into Sunday night, developing low pressure will move through the Tennessee Valley, and into the Mid Atlantic states on Monday. Snow will continue Sunday night and Monday with heavy snow possible, especially across the south. The exact track of the system will determine the northern extend of the heavier snowfall. Some locations could pick up several inches of snow from this system. Models continue to exhibit significant differences in the evolution, track, and intensity of this system. Stay tuned for updates.

Here is the forecast: For today, mostly sunny with highs in the upper teens to around 20. Winds SE 5-10. Wind chills 0 to -10.

Tonight, increasing clouds with a chance of snow well after midnight. Lows will be in the low to mid teens. Winds SE 5 mph.

Saturday, cloudy with a chance of snow, possible mixed with rain at times. Highs will be in the mid 30s. Winds S 10-15 mph.

Saturday night, snow likely. Lows will be in the upper teens.

Sunday, snow likely. Highs will be in the mid 20s.


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